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A Man Called Ove

A MAN CALLED OVE

Based on the worldwide best seller by Fredrik Backman

A Man Called Ove

About the Film

Stepping from the pages of Fredrik Backman’s international best-selling novel, Ove is the quintessential angry old man next door. An isolated retiree with strict principles and a short fuse, who spends his days enforcing block association rules that only he cares about, and visiting his wife’s grave, Ove has given up on life. Enter a boisterous young family next door who accidentally flattens Ove’s mailbox while moving in and earning his special brand of ire. Yet from this inauspicious beginning an unlikely friendship forms and we come to understand Ove’s past happiness and heartbreaks. What emerges is a heartwarming tale of unreliable first impressions and the gentle reminder that life is sweeter when it's shared. 

One of Sweden's biggest locally-produced box office hits ever, director Hannes Holm finds the beating heart of his source material and Swedish star Rolf Lassgård, whose performance won him the Best Actor award at the 2016 Seattle International Film Festival, affectingly embodies the lovable curmudgeon Ove.

Director: Hannes Holm
Release Date: 09/30/16

Reactions

A morbidly funny and moving success. Director Holm’s grip on the film’s tricky, tragicomic tone is masterful." - Odie Henderson, RogerEbert.com 
Full Review

“The dopes saying that movies are dead haven’t seen the moving, tender A Man Called Ove." - Nick Schager, Village Voice 
Full Review

"Darkly funny, tragic, and ultimately heartwarming." - Devan Coggan, Entertainment Weekly 
Full Review

"Touching, funny and engrossing." - Tom Long, Detroit News 
Full Review 

Awards & Festivals

  • Nominated - Best Foreign Language Film and Best Achievement for Makeup & Hairstyling (Love Larson & Eva von Bahr), 89th Academy Awards®
  • Winner - Best European Comedy, 29th European Film Awards
  • Winner - Best Actor (Rolf Lassgård), 2016 Seattle International Film Festival Golden Space Needle Award
  • Winner - Audience Award, Best Actor (Rolf Lassgård), Best Makeup (Love Larson & Eva Von Bahr), 2016 Guldbagge Awards 
  • Winner - Audience Award, 2016 Mill Valley Film Festival & 2016 Traverse City Film Festival
  • Winner - Audience Award for Best Film, 2016 Scottsdale International Film Festival 

 

Cast & Crew

Cast

Ove: Rolf Lassgård
Young Ove: 
Filip Berg
Sonja: 
Ida Engvoll
Parvaneh: 
Bahar Pars
Patrick: 
Tobias Almborg
Jimmy:
Klas Wiljergard
Anita: 
Chatarina Larsson
Rune: 
Borje Lundberg

Crew

Director: Hannes Holm
Screenplay: 
Hannes Holm
Producers: 
Annica Bellander, Nicklas Wikstrom Nicastro
Executive Producers: 
Fredrik Wikstrom Nicastro, Michael Hjort
Director of Photography: 
Goran Hallberg
Film Editor:
 Fredrik Morheden
Make-up: 
Eva Von Bahr, Love Larson

Technical Info

Production Year: 2015
Release Date: 09/30/16
Countries of Production: Sweden
Languages: Swedish
Running Time: 1h 56m
Screen Ratio: 2.35:1
Sound: Dolby 5.1
Color: Color
Rating: PG-13

Theaters

City of Québec
Canada/Quebec
2/17/17
London
Canada/Ontario
3/3/17
Kingston
Canada/Ontario
3/17/17
Crossville
Tennessee
3/28/17
Montcon
Canada/New Brunswick
3/28/17
Edmonton
Canada/Alberta
3/29/17
Natick
Massachusetts
4/9/17
Daysland
Canada/Alberta
4/10/17
Ottawa
Canada/Ontario
4/17/17
Blue Jay
California
4/19/17
Powell River
Canada/British Columbia
4/26/17

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Awards & Festivals

  • Nominated - Best Foreign Language Film and Best Achievement for Makeup & Hairstyling (Love Larson & Eva von Bahr), 89th Academy Awards®
  • Winner - Best European Comedy, 29th European Film Awards
  • Winner - Best Actor (Rolf Lassgård), 2016 Seattle International Film Festival Golden Space Needle Award
  • Winner - Audience Award, Best Actor (Rolf Lassgård), Best Makeup (Love Larson & Eva Von Bahr), 2016 Guldbagge Awards 
  • Winner - Audience Award, 2016 Mill Valley Film Festival & 2016 Traverse City Film Festival
  • Winner - Audience Award for Best Film, 2016 Scottsdale International Film Festival 

 

Reactions

A morbidly funny and moving success. Director Holm’s grip on the film’s tricky, tragicomic tone is masterful." - Odie Henderson, RogerEbert.com 
Full Review

“The dopes saying that movies are dead haven’t seen the moving, tender A Man Called Ove." - Nick Schager, Village Voice 
Full Review

"Darkly funny, tragic, and ultimately heartwarming." - Devan Coggan, Entertainment Weekly 
Full Review

"Touching, funny and engrossing." - Tom Long, Detroit News 
Full Review 

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